Azerbaijani taekwondo player Gashim Magomedov won the title of European champion.
İdman.biz informs that the athlete competing in the 58 kg weight class has climbed to the top of the podium at the continental championship of Olympic weight classes in Tallinn, the capital of Estonia.
The 24-year-old taekwondo player, who was released from the first round, joined the fight from the 1/8 finals. He defeated Dane Riski Farnes in the first match. After Magomedov, Khristiyan Giorgiyev (Bulgaria) suffered the same fate.
Our taekwondo player won a convincing victory over Lev Korneyev (Serbia) in the semi-finals. Kashim challenged Amien Achni from the Netherlands in the final. In a tense battle, our taekwondo player won the gold medal of the European Championship and sang the National Anthem of Azerbaijan in Tallinn, giving no chance to his opponent.
With this, the number of medals of our team in the continental championship in Olympic weight classes increased to 3. Javad Aghayev (68 kg) and Hamidreza Badrialiabadi (+80 kg) won silver medals before Magomedov, who tested his strength in the competition with the support of the Azerbaijan Taekwondo Federation.
Our team won 2 medals at the European Youth Championship held in Estonia at the same time. Salima Guliyeva (42 kg) won silver, Mohammad Hasanli (45 kg) won bronze.
Thus, Azerbaijani taekwondo players won 1 gold, 3 silver and 1 bronze medals in 2 European championships lasting 3 days.